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How to Stop YourPhone.exe on Windows 10

Microsoft rolled out the Your Phone app for Windows 10 users last year to let Android and iPhone users sync their devices to their PCs. The app has great potential, but it’s still a work-in-progress and doesn’t always work the way it’s supposed to.

If you’re seeing a YourPhone.exe process running on your PC, it’s the Your Phone app by Microsoft. It runs in the background to keep in sync with your mobile device. However, if you don’t use the app much or don’t like to use it because of its performance issues, you can remove the app from your computer.

How to remove Your Phone app from Windows 10

  1. Open Start menu » type Windows PowerShell in the search box » Right-click on the first item appeared on the result (Windows PowerShell) » select Run as Administrator.
  2. Issue the following command and press Enter.
    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

That’s it. Running the above command will uninstall Your Phone app from your PC. If you ever wish to install it back on your PC, get it from the Microsoft Store.

5 Comments

  1. Andrew Conner Reply

    Thanks heaps for that!!! It actually worked! Had to go to the Character Map to find the | symbol, but still worked! Woohoo!!!

  2. Le_Beholder Reply

    @Kohl, you have to run it as administrator, also removing this exe app turned out to be really good for my laptop, among other things it was contributing to disk overuse at 100%. as soon as I ran that command, it dropped back down to 2% immediately. and of course Microsoft has to add in silly apps that are underdeveloped and annoying. its like dumping a bucket of advertisements and free samples all over your car’s engine and expecting things to still run smoothly!

  3. this fix doesn’t seem to work with Windows 10 HOME version, is that correct?

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